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The edge: living and working on the Thai–Burmese border
  1. Claudia Turner
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr C Turner
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, PO Box 46, 68/30 Ban Toong Road, Mae Sot, Tak 63110, Thailand;claudiaturner{at}

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It all started with an email; well I guess that is not necessarily true! It all began with a love affair starting 6 years ago. During my senior house-officer years, I took some time to work abroad, I spent some time working and some travelling. It is often said that you fall in love either with Africa or with South East Asia—Africa never had a chance. After a couple of months in Thailand, I was determined to find a way to go back and work there. During the next 6 years, I obtained membership and started specialist registrar training. In my 5th year my deanery granted …

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